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Health Benefits of Daily Supplements

Health Benefits of Daily Supplements

We try to eat right (most of the time). We do our best to include nutrient-dense foods in our everyday diet. Sometimes, though, we might veer off our healthy-eating path and have a donut for breakfast. Or, on a super-busy day, you might find yourself cruising through the closest drive-through to grab dinner for the family. When those little slip-ups turn into habits, you may be looking at nutrient deficiency. 

Nutritionists and dietitians encourage us to get most of our nutrients via a diverse, healthful diet. In theory, this is a great idea. In practice, it is quite difficult to create and maintain a diet inclusive of all of the micronutrients, minerals, and vitamins our bodies require to function at their optimal levels. 

Daily Supplement for Optimal Nutrition

This is where daily supplements come in. Certain nutrients are difficult to obtain from food in general. Vitamin D, for example, is essential for bone health, digestion, heart health, and cancer prevention. Absorption and creation of vitamin D is the tricky part; our bodies naturally make vitamin D when we are exposed to direct sunlight. While that sounds nice and simple, it’s not. Our skin can only take a limited amount of sun exposure without the protection of sunscreen, so we cannot rely on the natural production of this essential vitamin. In fact, most dermatologists advise against unprotected sun exposure as a way to obtain vitamin D. 

Additionally, people who live in northern climates (think rainy Seattle or even Upper Michigan) simply cannot rely on regular sun exposure. Milk and other dairy products are good food sources of vitamin D, but those who are lactose intolerant or vegan will have to rely on fortified soy milk and orange juice. Taking a daily supplement of vitamin D containing clean, non-GMO ingredients is the easiest and most efficient way to ensure an adequate intake.  

Boost Good Fats for Improved Health

Omega-3 fatty acids are found in cold-water fatty fish (such as salmon), leafy green vegetables (think spinach), and some nuts and seeds. Keep in mind, though, that these foods provide different components of omega-3s. Fish contain EPA and DHA, while nuts and seeds are good sources of alpha-linolenic acid.

Omega-3s are essential for maintaining healthy levels of triglycerides (blood fats). When elevated, triglycerides contribute to poor heart health. Omega-3s are also believed to reduce inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis, help regulate depression, and even help prevent diabetes. You need to consume rather large quantities of these foods to meet your body’s daily requirements of omega-3. Fish oil supplements have long been touted as the solution. Daily supplements that contain quality omega-3 fatty acids are a great solution. Vegans, for example, eschew all animal products, so it is nearly impossible for them to obtain DHA and EPA from their diets. 

Speaking of vegans—they often have trouble getting enough other vital nutrients from their food intake alone. Since vegans don’t consume any animal products, they need to be creative when seeking out sources of key nutrients, including protein, omega-3, and other amino acids. Vegans benefit from taking daily supplements to fill the nutritional holes in their diets. 

But it’s not just vegans on restrictive diets who should follow these guidelines and take daily supplements. Anyone who fails to follow a pitch-perfect, nutrient-dense diet every single day needs to look to supplements as an insurance policy. 

And let’s be honest: That pretty much includes all of us (remember that donut we talked about earlier?). Just be sure to consume high-quality, non-GMO, clean supplements to augment your diet. Then, you won’t feel as guilty when you hit the drive-through once in a while after a long, exhausting day.

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Taking Your Car Overseas

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If you’re not keen on flying, taking the family car across the Channel to Europe can be the perfect solution for a family holiday. You don’t need to worry about hiring a car when you get there, don’t have to get to grips with an unfamiliar vehicle and can take as much stuff away with you as you can cram into the boot. However, you shouldn’t just load the car up and head for Dover. Depending on where you’re going, there will be specific driving laws and regulations you should be aware of. Also, if you’re driving the car for longer distances than usual, it’s sensible to make sure the car is in great condition before setting off.

Documentation

Most people driving in continental Europe aren’t stopped by the police and won’t need to ever show documents. However, if you are stopped, it can make life a lot easier if you have everything the police ask for. The obvious thing you need is your driving licence. If you are one of the minority of people still using the old style paper licence, think about upgrading to the pink photocard licence before you set off. You should also take something to prove that you have insurance on your car, and the V5 certificate to prove that you are the registered keeper too.

Our European neighbours have different methods of managing car tax and MOT than we do here in the UK. You won’t be stopped on a French motorway for not having car tax in the UK. As the MOT is a test of roadworthiness, similar rules apply to in the UK. You can easily check whether your car has valid tax and MOT online before setting off on your European adventure. If your car’s tax or MOT runs out within the next four weeks, get the renewal done before you leave. Car tax can be renewed online from wherever you are in the world, but getting a MOT will require a trip to a garage.

Extra Equipment

Most journeys from the UK start with a drive through France. There are several requirements for driving in France which could catch you out if you’re not prepared for them, and result in a hefty fine too. If you are driving for even a short distance through France, you are expected to have the following items in your vehicle:

  • Headlamp converters – these are stickers which are used to divert the direction of the headlamp beams for driving on the other side of the road
  • Reflective vest – you need at least one hi-vis jacket per person in the car to be worn if you break down and leave the car
  • A GB sticker on the rear of the car by the registration plate, unless you have a blue section on the left of the plate with the EU symbol and the GB letters instead
  • A warning triangle to be placed on the side of the road should you have to stop
  • Breathalyser – although there is a law stating all drivers in France should carry a breathalyser in the car, there are currently no fines or other penalties for enforcing this.

Driving Practicalities

If you’re not used to driving on the right, it can take a bit of getting used to. Motorways are generally easier than junctions and roundabouts. Take your time, concentrate on positioning in the road and don’t allow yourself to be rushed by other drivers. Speed limits vary across Europe, and in some countries the limits vary according to whether the road is wet or dry.

If you fancy a glass of wine with your long, lazy lunch, then be aware of the drink drive limits too. Although the limit in England and Wales is 0.8 mg per ml of blood, in most countries of Europe it’s 0.5mg and in Cyprus and Finland, even lower. Don’t risk a huge fine for being caught over the limit.

Toll Roads

Toll roads are far more common in the rest of Europe than they are in the UK, and if you’re in a rush to get through France to the Mediterranean coast, then you’re going to want to take advantage of the faster routes. Motorways are generally split into sections, and you’ll get warning of when tolls are approaching with large signs on the side of the road. Keep a stash of smaller 1 or 2 euro coins to pay tolls at the automatic booth, which usually gives you change if you haven’t exactly the right change. Many toll booths have now been upgraded to accept contactless credit and debit card payments and this is usually quicker. However, remember to check what deal you have with your bank or credit card provider for making payments overseas. If you are hit with a large foreign currency charge each time you use your card, it will wipe out any saving. Tolls might be higher if you’re towing a caravan, or driving a minibus rather than the standard family car.

Navigation

If you have a satnav system, it’s usually possible to pay a little bit extra to download mapping which covers individual countries, or Europe as a whole. It’s easier to rely on a satnav rather than a map, and these often have the added bonus of flagging up traffic jams up ahead and giving an estimated time to your destination. One thing which is illegal in France however is a radar detector, which shows police speed traps up ahead. If you have one of these fitted to your car, leave it at home.

Maps are the other alternative, and if you don’t have a satnav it’s entirely possible to navigate to your destination using a combination of Google maps and hard paper copies. Plan out the route before leaving the UK, and know where the major junctions are. Try to avoid driving in major cities where possible. Cities like Paris, Rome or Madrid are famous for heavy traffic and local drivers are unlikely to be patient with a confused British driver in the wrong lane.

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The Ultimate Guide To A Massive Backyard Barbeques

The Ultimate Guide To A Massive Backyard Barbeques

Getting ready for a huge party is definitely not an easy task. You will not do it alone, won’t you?

The very first thing you need to do is grab someone to help you with preparation. There are tons of work you need to plan before the party time. So, are you done? 

By now, you are ready to follow our ultimate guide to a massive backyard BBQ!

Preparation: One Day Before The Barbeque

Of course, there are some things that must be ready from days before. You can not invite friends to your house then run to the mart and get some beers and frozen pork, right?

Enough seats

Yes, you are reading it right.

The first thing you need to get is not food, but seats. It can be very awkward if a group is sitting and gossiping while someone has to stand right behind holding their plate.

There are various types of chairs you can consider. We would recommend low or foldable chair, which is compact and lightweight enough to carry around in the area.

Fan to keep bugs away

Do you know the natural enemy of outdoor activities? – The bugs.

Any bugs relative such as mosquitoes or flies, they all ruin the barbeque party.

Just think about it: they will be everywhere, making wee-wee noise which is annoyingly bothersome. Not even say that mosquitoes can get us irritatedly itchy.

You can get a large fan in light power for a gentle blowing throughout the yard. Besides, some burning citronella help keep the flies away, because bugs hate citrusy scents. 

Strong but lightweight plates

A barbeque can always turn into a standing party. And that is why you need to seek for sturdy, unbreakable but not so heavy plates.

A good choice for this case is melanin or solid-plastic dinnerware. These materials are totally indestructible and remain in one piece when kids carelessly drop them to the ground.

plate

But do not even think of one-time-use disposable dishes or water cups. We are talking about making reliable choices, not contaminative ones.

Various types of beverages

How can we have a grilling party without multiple icy-cold drinks?

There is a wide range of suitable drinking for your barbeques, from ice-cube wine, foaming beer to fizzy beverages for kids.

Do you miss anything?

Yes, the ices. Cold coke or nothing, because nobody is going to have sparkling drinks without ice.

ice

You should start storing ice in your house several days before the party so that you can always have a cold breath before the frizzle grilled meat.

Premade desserts

Desserts, including various types of ice creams, cupcakes, and salads, can take you half a day to prepare before the big party.

For these desserts, you should keep them insides and serve in order, so that easy-crumble snacks such as ice cream will not be affected.

desert

Biscuits, salads, fruits, cookies, piecakes, etc…, there is a bunch of choices for you to consider for the upcoming barbeques.

Remember Our Main Character: Those Tasty Grilling Dishes!

Which is the best for grilling?

We do not think that we would be so much help here – because everything becomes mouth-watering once it comes out from the griller!

grill

You can literally roast everything which is not as thin as a paper on the grill. Sausages, chicken thighs, salmons, steaks, potatoes, bread, pork or lamb chops, etc., what we mean here is you can grill everything that tastes good (and eatable!).

And don’t forget to find plentiful herbs and savoring for your grilled dishes!

Choice of grill

You might be wondering:

How can everyone get to cook their favorite dishes at such a huge party?

The key lies in your choice of griller. Of course, you can not use only charcoal furnaces, because they will fill your backyard with burnt smoke. Electric stoves are not suitable either due to their massive energy-consuming. You can use several different grills, some types of gas and coal stoves.

Another appropriate solution is the hybrid grill.

By hybrid grill, we mean the combination gas and charcoal grill, which is a huge burner capable of serving the whole backyard! They would be much convenient for such a massive outdoor event like this.

Some Final Words

If this is the first time you ever get a chance to arrange a barbeque party, don’t be panic! Because we are here to help you get a seamless preparation and having the best time with your friends or big family.

Remember that everything can be achieved with a precise plan. Don’t let small careless mistakes ruin your lovely party.

Please tell us if you have any brilliant idea of setting up your barbeque. We would be happy to know. 

Thank you for reading!

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